Archit. having a portico whose columns, usually four in number, extend in a line across the front only, as in a Greek temple
Origin of prostyleClassical Latin prostylus ; from Classical Greek prostylos ; from pro-, before + stylos, pillar: see stylite
- such a portico
- a prostyle building
Having a row of columns across the front only, as in some Greek and Roman temples.
Origin of prostyleLatin prost&ymacron;los, from Greek prostūlos : pro-, in front; see pro–2 + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
plan of Greek Temple B
- (of a structure) Having pillars only along the front side
- A building having pillars only along the front side
Ancient Greek πρόστυλος (próstȳlos, “having pillars”).